Staff Spotlight: Andrea Pizano
Andrea Pizano has been with Hand in Hand for a little over five years, most recently as the Curriculum Director for childcare and school aged respite programs. Andrea regularly manages Hand in Hand’s office space through supporting our staff, ordering classroom supplies, greeting everyone who comes through the doors and she communicates with parents through Hand in Hand’s family and recreational Facebook page. She also hosts many of our popular events such as Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, and Family Night. In addition to office work and event planning Andrea plans in-service days along with summer and spring break for our school age respite program. She also ensures that our rooms are following a schedule and weekly High Scope curriculum as well as assisting our director with interviews, orientations and overseeing the food and facility manager.
One of Andrea’s favorite events is planning the children’s Christmas party and seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, which she says is priceless. She said that she loves that Hand in Hand is a safe and fun place for kids to interact with other peers and gain social skills in a family like setting.
When she is not hard at work Andrea loves going to basketball games with her children, as well as cooking and exploring her neighborhood.